Organised by Wildlife At Risk, a non-profitorganisation based in Ho Chi Minh City, the two-day activity thatcommenced on June 26 gave voluntary students an opportunity to helpprotect wild animals and the environment, improving their awareness andknowledge of wildlife protection, while studying and practisingnecessary skills to rescue wild animals.
They also had a chance to learn about wildlife protection as a career, and communication in wildlife rescue.
Set in a beautiful landscape with model infrastructure and experiencedstaff, Hon Me Wildlife Rescue Station rehabilitates endangered animalsincluding captured bears brought to the centre.-VNA
A nature conservation centre in Danang City has organised education trips for students to learn about wild animals in local forests, including the rare and endangered red-shanked douc langur, pygathrix nemaeus, of which only a few hundred still exist. In late December, more than one hundred students from four schools, and 31 parents, in Son Tra District went on a trip organised by Green Viet Biodiversity Conservation Centre, a non-governmental organisation in Vietnam, to observe wild animals. "Our plan was to organise a trip for students but it was expanded for parents since many people showed interests in the trip,"…... [read more]
Primary-school students in HCM City have been encouraged to participate in an Environment Protection Programme launched on Wednesday by the Department of Education and Training together with local firms. The programme aims to encourage students to protect the environment as well as teach them facts about climate change, pollution and recycling. THANH NIEN (Young People) HCM City helps new co-operatives The HCM City People's Committee will support new co-operatives with financing of up to VND30 million (around US$2,000) each through 2015 to help them develop. The co-operatives should be in certain fields like agriculture, rural credit, rural sanitation and water…... [read more]
Nearly 40 university students from HCM City, Hanoi, Can Tho and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province attended the Wildlife Summer Camp 2015 which ended yesterday (June 22) at Wildlife At Risk's (WAR) Hon Me Wildlife Rescue Station. The camp is an annual programme, launched by WAR in June 2013, that calls on youth to conserve and protect wildlife. It raises awareness and skills about conservation, and creates opportunities for students to contribute to wildlife conservation. The students worked with WAR staff to prepare food for rescued wildlife, including the yellow-cheeked crested gibbon, loris, moon bear and Siamese crocodile. They also painted…... [read more]
The activityis jointly organised by the Wildlife At Risk (WAR), the Department ofEducation and Training, and the Forest Protection Department of HCMCity. An estimated 30,000 students in the city’sTan Phu, Tan Binh, Binh Tan and Go Vap districts will have the chance tosee the exhibition during the 2013 – 2014 school year. First held in December 2011, the exhibition has so far travelled to 48secondary schools across HCM City and received a positiveresponse from 30,000 students and teachers. WARDirector Nguyen Vu Khoi said that in the past time, his organisation hascoordinated with relevant agencies to deal with many law violationsrelating…... [read more]
Hoang Thi Nhu Hien, teacher at Vo Van Tan Secondary School in Tan Binh District , won first prize in a contest on Powerpoint lesson on wildlife protection. Photo courtesy of Wildlife At Risk HCM CITY (VNS) — A teacher at Vo Van Tan Secondary School in Tan Binh District won first prize in a contest on Powerpoint lesson on wildlife protection.Hoang Thi Nhu Hien's lecture was part of a seventh grade biology class. Her lecture focused on the risk of wildlife extinction caused by humans.The contest was organised by Wildlife At Risk (WAR) and the HCM City Department of…... [read more]
Photo vast HA NOI (VNS) — Teenagers can help protect the wildlife through their artistic creations, as a contest has been launched in Ha Noi marking the International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22. Titled "Teenagers with Wildlife Protection", the contest aims to encourage youngsters to engage in wildlife conservation activities and raise awareness on the values of wildlife and the importance of biodiversity protection. All youth union members, students, and teenagers across the nation can participate in the competition through creative approaches using entertainment forms, such as songs, musical performances, dances, and dramas. Contestants are also encouraged to…... [read more]
Le Thi Trang has been nominated for an International Future for Nature Award 2015 for her red-shanked doucs protection plan and dangerous work in protecting wildlife from hunters and traffickers in the central and highlands regions of Vietnam. Le Thi Trang (right) guides primary students on a field trip Red-shanked doucs Trang, 29, from Son Tra Peninsula, Danang Province, has had a passion for wild animals since she was small and is a member of Education for Nature - Vietnam (ENV). "I wanted to work at ENV to be able to work more closely with animals," Trang said. "Each time I…... [read more]
All youth union members, students and teenagers nationwide are entitled to take part in the competition, which focuses on raising awareness of the values of wildlife and the importance of wildlife and biodiversity protection. Contestants are also encouraged to represent their viewpoints on wildlife preservation, call on the public to say no to products derived from wild animals, as well as build slogans, messages and actions on wildlife protection. ... [read more]
At the award ceremony of a drawing contest on wildlife protection by ENV. (Photo: ENV)Hanoi (VNA) – More than 5,500 local youths have engaged in a voluntary network for wildlife protection established by Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV), Executive Director Vu Thi Quyen said during her interview with the Vietnam News Agency. ENV carried out a range of activities last year to boost awareness on wildlife conservation in Vietnam, particularly among younger generations, Quyen said. These include a drawing contest that received more than 155,000 entries and a run for rhinos attended by more than 500 people. As of…... [read more]
The workshop, entitled “Corporate social responsibility for theprotection of wildlife, the conservation of natural resources and Vietnam ’ssustainable development”, was jointly held by the international wildlife trademonitoring network TRAFFIC, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)and the Party Central Committee for Communications and Education (CCCE).When emphasising the importance of the event, Thomas Osborn,co-ordinator of TRAFFIC’s Greater Mekong Programme, confirmed that unsustainablewildlife trade is one of the biggest threats to biodiversity in Vietnam and theregion in general. “Our research suggests that businesses form one ofthe largest groups of consumers of wildlife products in Hanoi, so raising theirawareness of the issues…... [read more]